Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

This is a meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine

This weeks Waiting on Wednesday selection is:

The Hum and the Shiver by Alex Bledsoe
Tor Books
304 pages
September 27, 2011

No one knows where the Tufa came from, or how they ended up in the mountains of East Tennessee. When the first Europeans came to the Smoky Mountains, the Tufa were already there. Dark-haired and enigmatic, they live quietly in the hills and valleys of Cloud County, their origins lost to history. But there are clues in their music, hidden in the songs they have passed down for generations. . . .

Private Bronwyn Hyatt, a true daughter of the Tufa, has returned from Iraq, wounded in body and spirit, but her troubles are far from over. Cryptic omens warn of impending tragedy, while a restless “haint” has followed her home from the war. Worse yet, Bronwyn has lost touch with herself and with the music that was once a part of her. With death stalking her family, will she ever again join in the song of her people, and let it lift her onto the night winds?

3 comments:

Stephanie M. Lorée said...

I was lucky enough to snag an ARC of this. Read it, and I'm happy to report it is extremely good. Dark, realistic contemporary fantasy. It reminds me of the beginnings of the urban fantasy genre, before it became all about sleeping with the hottest vampire.

I'll be reviewing THE HUM AND THE SHIVER on my blog soon. I highly recommend getting the book when it releases.

SQT said...

Good to know! I only saw this title recently so I haven't requested an ARC. I'm so buried anyway. But I can't resist a new Alex Bledsoe title.

xalwaysdreamx said...

awesome title and cover...

--Sharry